Some Joys of Jūrmala in Latvia
The arts and architecture feature strongly in Jūrmala a Baltic coastal town in the Latvian region of Kurzeme. Its long stretch of sandy beaches and proximity to Riga, the capital, have been attracting visitors since the mid-eighteenth century and even more so since the advent of the railway in 1877.
Beyond the Beach at Pāvilosta in Latvia
Pāvilosta in Latvia – and I quote - is like the border between the man-made world and the primeval forces of nature, authentic and true. Therefore, this place is much loved by people who are looking for true emotion, peace and tranquillity.
Kuldīga in Latvia and its Seventeenth Century Showcase
Door by door, shutter by shutter Kuldīga in Latvia is restoring its lovely old buildings to their former glory. It is a labour of love undertaken by its residents and supervised by experts based at the Restoration Centre.
Discover Saint Omer in Pas de Calais, France
Saint Omer in Pas de Calais a department in Northern France is very proud of its heritage. This includes the magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral and the hand cut canals traversing the Audomarois marsh. This area, the largest marsh under cultivation and a natural habitat for wildlife has led to the town being recognised by UNESCO as a biosphere reserve.
Le Touquet Resplendent Amongst the Pines of the Côte d’Opale, France
Le Touquet, surrounded by the pine forests of the Côte d’Opale in the Pas de Calais region of Northern France is one of the most eccentric and enjoyable towns I have visited. Gracious, tree-lined avenues give way to narrow streets lined with fairy-tale houses that lead to a sea-front of fun fringed with natural dunes.
Marvellous Maison 76 is the Heart of Montreuil sur Mer in Pas de Calais, France
Sometimes it is thoughtful little touches that make all the difference and those I experienced at Maison 76 in Montreuil sur Mer in Pas de Calais, France elevated my stay there to a very special experience.
Montreuil sur Mer in Pas de Calais, France – A Journey from Garrison to Gastronomy
So many people drive through Northern France on their way to Paris but they are missing a real treat. As the motorway from Calais to Paris passes through Pas de Calais it is peppered on either side with pretty, small towns offering a wealth of history and the best of French cuisine. Close enough for a day trip and far enough for a holiday abroad this area is becoming a popular destination. I began my visit here in the historic town of Montreuil sur Mer.
A Walk Through the Open Spaces of Østerbro in Copenhagen
The original creators of Østerbro, a suburb that borders on inner Copenhagen have deftly woven the remnants of its medieval fortifications into some amazing open spaces that should not be missed when visiting this lovely capital city of Denmark.
From Coaster to Castles in Copenhagen with TravelEyes
Copenhagen, the vibrant capital of Denmark has a wealth of history, a vibrant café culture and the world famous Tivoli Gardens. It was great fun spending some time there with a group of visually impaired and sighted travellers organised by TravelEyes.
Luxury Personified at The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island, South Carolina
At the top of the elegant staircase leading to the East Wing is the "Ocean Room":https://kiawahresort.com/dining/the-ocean-room/ that offers gourmet dining. Gregg, the head waiter provides such wonderful descriptions of each dish I was constantly changing my mind. Gregg is so persuasive I was not surprised to learn that the restaurant sells more bottles of the digestive drink Underberg than any other place in America.